Sports fans celebrate fall because of the beginning of football season. Music fans celebrate the beginning of concert season for the Saint Joseph Symphony.

Symphony conductor Christopher Kelts starts his second season with the local symphony this year. Kelts came to the symphony at a challenging time: The COVID-19 pandemic had all but crippled the arts community.

Charles Christian can be reached at charles.christian@newspressnow.com. Follow him on twitter: @NPNowChristian.

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